Following the success of CI Games’ Dark Souls-esque medieval RPG, the developer has revealed that Lords of the Fallen is more than just a toe being dipped into the AAA waters with CEO Marek Tyminski saying that it’s a sign of the companies vision for the future. The developer has also revealed that they’re now working on two more AAA games.
In an interview with Polygon, Tyminski revealed that the success of Lords of the Fallen shows that their production formula works well saying, “It’s not about how many people you have internally. It’s about the quality of that talent.” One of those talents was Tomasz Gop, the executive producer for the game, who previously spent time as the senior producer on the first two games in The Witcher franchise.
Along with around 10 CI Games employees, Gop was also keen to work with their German partners at Deck13 Interactive in order to get the game released in time for the holiday season.
“We had around 65 people at Deck13 working on the project,” Tyminski says. “At certain times we had more than 100 other contractors working on the game from third parties. But we also had [Gop] and his team of 10 people here at our Warsaw offices of CI Games working. I would say the majority of the creative and artistic vision for the game was thanks to our guys in Warsaw.”
Lords of the Fallen was CI Games first full priced AAA release and its success has spurred on efforts to pursue more titles at a much grander scale, in fact Tyminski revealed that they’re currently working on two more AAA titles, though he didn’t reveal what those games were and whether they were tied to the Lords of the Fallen game.
Lords of the Fallen was received well amongst critics, n3rdabl3 also gave the game a high rating of 4.1 out of 5 saying “Lords of the Fallen, on the whole, is a fun, barbarous ride through a realm of pleasurable sin. It will make you grunt like a tennis playing pig at times and possibly have your loved ones gagging you in case the kids start copying your naughty language, but ultimately, it’s a substantial action RPG with an equal measure of quality and brutality.” You can read our full review here.